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Fahrusha and Kate Valentine were happy to welcome Dr. Julie Beischel to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. She received her doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology with a minor in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Arizona in 2003. She is the co-founder and Director of Research at the Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential and is at the forefront of modern studies into mediumship. Currently, part of the Institute has spun off into the Windbridge Research Center, whose mission is to ease suffering around dying, death, and what comes next, by performing rigorous scientific research and sharing the results and other customized content with practitioners, clinicians, scientists, and the general public.
Survival of consciousness is the key element in understanding mediumship. In this model the brain is seen to be akin to a radio receiver and not the seat of consciousness. The mind or the consciousness is thought to be non-local and exists beyond the death of the body. Mediums are psychics that concentrate on obtaining information about the deceased. American mediums are 90% female. In Dr. Beischel’s research, the mediums that were tested are blinded to any knowledge of the deceased person or the sitter beyond the first name of the deceased. The results of the experiments were all statistically significant in favor of the validity of mediumship. In parapsychology there is a classic debate regarding where the mediumistic information might be coming from. Does it come from so-called “super-psi” (the pool of information available through psychic functioning), or from a deceased person’s after death consciousness? Because I (Fahrusha) do not like binary choices, I also posited that some information might come from non-human disembodied entities, not constricted by space and time. We discussed the relationship of auto-immune diseases to being a medium or a psychic, versus the relationship of childhood abuse or trauma to disease in general.
Beischel has written several very accessible e-books including From the Mouths of Mediums Vol.1 Experiencing Communication, Meaningful Messages: Making the Most of Your Mediumship Reading, and Among Mediums: A Scientist’s Quest for Answers.
Note: Tom Butler was our guest who spoke about EVP (Electronic Voice Production) in conjunction with messages from the deceased.
April 4, 2018 at 7:43 pm
I don’t know what category this falls in, but awhile back, I stayed with a friend and was sleeping in her mother’s room. The old lady had been dead a year or so, and I had met her a few times. I could hardly sleep for listening to a very chatty entity who told me stories about my friend and recited poetry in Gaelic (the family is from Scotland) . This happened nightly until I got a bit tired of it, and finally mentioned to my friend, Carol, that her mother seemed to be sharing the room with me. Carol asked what her mother said–clearly not much interested–until I told her what the voice had said about her. A strange look came over her, and she said, “That wasn’t my mother, that was my aunt. She always said that, and spoke Gaelic.” I never knew Carol had an aunt!
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April 6, 2018 at 1:13 am
Dear Roxan, What a cool story. Were there any visuals with this or only voice? She seemed quite friendly, luckily! Thanks, Fahrusha